Abolishment Of Slavery Dbq Analysis

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“If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others, I would also do that.” ~ Abraham Lincoln President Abraham Lincoln was supposed to serve two term however, he was assassinated on April 15, 1865. Therefore not serving his full second term of president. Abraham Lincoln was known for many accomplishment for example, one of those accomplishments was the abolishment of slavery. (History,2015) The can be many examples on how Lincoln’s goals of preserving the Union and freeing to slaves. In Document A “Resolved, that the United States ought to cooperate with any state which may adopt gradual abolishment of slavery, giving to such star pecuniary aid, … public and private produced by such …show more content…
Because the are so peaceful and content laborers they would all leave the plants at once. However, Jefferson Davis was dead wrong because, after the Emancipation Proclamation was announced none of the slaves left at once. In Document E, “ The great question before the house now is,whether the president act wisely , or whether he has the ride under, the constitution of the United States to issue the proclamation of Emancipation,”(Andrus, 1863) Albert Andrus was talking about if President Lincoln has the power to abolish slavery. Andrus later states he agrees with Lincoln. “ I am free to say that in my opinion the emancipation measure should have a fair trial,” (Andrus,1863) “The lives and property, including slaves ,of all the true union men and women should be protected…” (Brand,1863) William Brand disagrees with the emancipation saying the “government as it was, and the Constitution as it